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How to Create & Save a Preset in Lightroom

Lightroom Presets / 2 Sep 2020

How to Create & Save a Preset in Lightroom

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user, learning how to save a preset can make your workflow much smoother. Today we’re going to teach you how to create your own Lightroom presets in a few quick steps.

A Lightroom preset is a “package” of settings that can speed up the photo-editing process. Presets can be reused to create the same effects over and over again. Using them can take a lot of time out of the editing process for repetitive actions.

We have a full guide to Lightroom Presets if you want to learn more, or find presets that you can download and use right away.

Rethinking Table Design for Mobile

Layouts / 1 Sep 2020

Rethinking Table Design for Mobile

There might be a problem with that table on your website. It doesn’t look or function well on my phone. It sounds like a simple problem (that should have a simple solution), but might not be quite as simple as you’d think.

There are a variety of reasons that could contribute to this issue – lack of responsiveness, creating tables as images, odd data formatting that makes a mess – but there are also viable design solutions.

Let’s walk through ways to rethink table design so that your data and information looks just as amazing on a phone as it does on any other larger device.

20+ Best Color Fonts of 2020

Font Collections / 1 Sep 2020

20+ Best Color Fonts of 2020

OpenType fonts created a whole new world of possibilities for typography. And one of the best inventions made from OpenType features is color fonts.

Some call color fonts the next big revolution in graphic design. Others say it’s going to change the way we use typography. One thing is for sure that color fonts can make your design look more incredible than any other type of font available today.

Instead of using the same boring styles of fonts, color fonts allow designers to get more creative and step out of their comfort zones when it comes to crafting titles and headings.

If you’re also thinking about exploring new creative possibilities, color fonts are the perfect place to start. We gathered a few beautiful color fonts for your inspiration. Have a look.

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

PowerPoint Templates / 31 Aug 2020

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way.

We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more.

We’re also sharing our tips for creating a modern presentation, to help you get started fast.

15+ Best Photoshop Action Tutorials

Photoshop Actions / 31 Aug 2020

15+ Best Photoshop Action Tutorials

Photoshop actions are a great tool if you are a fan of Adobe’s photo editing software.

Actions allow you to complete a series of tasks all at once, and on multiple files, after creating the initial action. Actions can help you perform routine edits quickly with one click or include modal controls that let you enter values in a dialog box while playing an action.

Here, we’re going to look at some of the best Photoshop action tutorials, guides, and explain and how to use them.

25+ Best Affinity Publisher Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Publisher Templates / 28 Aug 2020

25+ Best Affinity Publisher Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Publisher is a great, affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign. And much like InDesign, Affinity Publisher also supports pre-made templates. With Affinity Publisher templates, you can easily create professional-looking documents, brochures, flyers, and more with just a few clicks.

We handpicked some of the best Affinity Publisher templates to show you what kind of designs you can make with the software. You can download and use them for your own projects as well.

Adobe InDesign (IDML) templates are also fully compatible with Affinity Publisher. However, Affinity Publisher (AFPUB) templates offer more flexibility for customizing the design using the Serif software.

Still unsure whether Affinity Publisher is a good fit for you? Our Affinity Publisher FAQs might help!

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

Poster Design / 27 Aug 2020

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

In addition to creating presentations, did you know you can use PowerPoint to design other elements such as posters? Today, we’re walking you through exactly how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

While not everyone thinks about making a poster design in PowerPoint, it’s actually pretty easy—and is a viable option if you need something quickly, or don’t have other design software available. (Posters made in PowerPoint are frequently used in academic settings for assignments and event promotion on college campuses.) Today, we’re going to take you through the steps of how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

10 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples + Templates

Inspiration / 26 Aug 2020

10 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples + Templates

Every designer has a portfolio that acts as their online resume. It’s what you use to win clients, show off your skills, and differentiate yourself from the other designers.

Graphic design portfolio websites usually look similar. There are elements and sections that are fairly common among them. But, there are a few who go above and beyond to make their portfolios look incredible. And wow their potential clients. This post is all about those designer portfolios.

In this list, you’ll find some of the best graphic design portfolio examples for your inspiration. As an added bonus, we also listed some graphic design portfolio templates that you can use to quickly setup a portfolio website of your own.

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

Layouts / 26 Aug 2020

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

With all of the image options and file formats out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you are choosing what file type to use (and send to clients). Compatibility is always a concern when you are working with different file types, but when it comes to graphics and images the type of computer graphic format you use is essential to how the image renders.

There are two types of digital graphics files – vector and raster. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) to create an image. Raster images are composed of pixels. But how do you know what format is best for your next project?

15+ Best Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners + Pros

Lightroom Presets / 25 Aug 2020

15+ Best Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners + Pros

Adobe Lightroom is an industry-standard tool for photographers. It allows you to edit, organize, store, and share photos and works with other Adobe tools and cross-device. It isn’t that easy to get started with, and these Lightroom tutorials will give you an incredible boost.

Whether you are new to Lightroom or are looking to expand your skills, this roundup of tutorials has something for everyone.

The more beginner tutorials are at the top and progress slightly in difficulty as you move down through this post.

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Software / 25 Aug 2020

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Having at least a basic understanding of coding is an important skill that every designer should have. Knowing your way around website design, HTML, and CSS will help you stand out among other designers.

Even if you’re a graphic designer working on print designs, you’ll never know if or when you’ll land a high-paying job to design a website or even parts of a website. Having some front-end design skills will definitely help advance your career as well.

The process of learning front-end design and coding begins with finding the right code editor for you. There are a lot of different code editors out there. But, only a few that are perfect for front-end designers.

In this post, we showcase some of the best code editors you can use for front-end design and coding. There are both free code editors and premium ones as well as web-based apps. Have a look.

30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Adobe XD Templates / 24 Aug 2020

30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool.

Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users.

Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX designers. However, with third-party templates, you can create so much more amazing designs. All the Adobe XD UI kits and templates in our list are proof of that.

We’re also sharing a few tips for using a UI kit in Adobe XD to get you off to a quick start.